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Category Archives: Gardens

Pumpkin Pudding with Sage: Autumn flavors for Breakfast

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January 1st may be the start of the new calendar year but for so long my life has revolved around schools that in my mind the year starts in September!  In the life of a Bed & Breakfast owner in … Continue reading

Coming Soon to our Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast Neighborhood!

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It was cold out today and tiny little snowflakes flurried around as I sat next to the fire and thought about Spring in Asheville NC.  So it was fun to read in our local newsletter about some of the changes … Continue reading

What to do with a Two-Day Pass to the Biltmore

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When you travel to Western North Carolina you like many, if not most, of the guests who stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville will  probably spend at least one day at the Biltmore Estate viewing the majestic house … Continue reading

The Return of the Kitchen Garden!

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One of the first things James and I did after we bought the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina, was to plant a kitchen garden. I believe that one of the greatest pleasures in life is the smell … Continue reading

The Weekly Round-up at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC

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> The peonies and roses are out full bloom in our garden. Last year a hail storm came through just before the peonies flowered and we had few buds that developed.  How different it is this year!  There are blossoms … Continue reading

Making a Hanging Garden

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> Making a hanging garden is one of the few types of gardening you can do without bending down!  If you’ve every visited England in the summer, you will remember the wonderful flowers and cottage gardens of the homes, shops … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning!

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>No, I am not talking about spring cleaning at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, I am talking aboutspring cleaning for my blog; or at least for my file of back stories.  What follows is a compilation of things which I … Continue reading

My Blog Gets a Name: The Kitchen Garden

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As I write this I am able to look out my window at the kitchen garden of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  It is a typical March day here in Asheville:  after raining all night, the temperature plummeted around 11AM … Continue reading

The Gardens at the Biltmore Estate

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>It was such a beautiful day yesterday that I decided to play hooky from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, and drove over to the Biltmore Estate to see the gardens. While I have seen the house many times, I have … Continue reading

Grape Harvest in Asheville, NC!

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>One of the special memories of my childhood summers in North Carolina is of the Muscadine grapes which grow throughout North and South Carolina but are not much known in the rest of the country. These hardy grapes have a … Continue reading

>The Secret Garden at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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> April 3-May 16, 2010 are the dates for the Biltmore Estate “Festival of Flowers” this year here in Asheville, North Carolina. I have no doubt that the gardens will be beautiful and I urge you to come and see … Continue reading

>Why I love Farmers Markets!

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>October in Asheville means beautiful foliage and lots of visitors who want to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains. Knowing we were going to have a full house and wanting to provide something special for our guests, I took … Continue reading